JULY 2018 Top Ten

Happy August 1st! Before I share today’s top ten I have to share that today is my husband and I’s 3 year anniversary! I am so excited for a mid-week date night to celebrate 3 years of marriage with my best friend. Check out our engagement story and winter engagement session and our whimsy UP engagement shoot and then our wedding posts which are in 3 installments … getting ready // first look and bridal party //ceremony. Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with us!

This month’s top ten involves lots of summer stripes and some Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finds!

10. Knot Front Cutout Dress

This dress has become one of my go-to’s this summer! It’s so easy to wear, comfortable and the knot detail adds a fun touch! Nothing like a t-shirt dress for easy, effortless summer style!

9. Ribbed Body Con Midi Dress

This dress is so flattering and one of my favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finds! This cutie can be dressed up or down for work or date night! The best part? It’s just $30! See how I styled it here.

8. Articles of Society Cutoff Denim Shorts

I love a good pair of distressed denim cutoffs and was excited to discover these. They do run a bit small…I ended up ordering 1 size up, and even read reviews of others ordering 2 sizes up, so know this before shopping! But for $50, you can’t beat these! A great light-wash and just the right amount of distressing makes these your new fave summer shorts!

7. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee

Hands down my favorite t-shirt! I was so excited to see that it was part of the sale. I actually owned this in a few colors before the sale and ended up picking it up in 3 more colors during the nsale. For one, it’s on sale for $12 and 2, it’s the PERFECT tee! I love how this one washes, the slightly oversized fit and how easy it layers!

6. Nubby Cardigan

This cardigan is such a steal! I will be wearing this cozy piece all fall and winter long! If you’ve been thinking about splurging on a Barefoot Dreams cardigan, this is a great dupe and alternative!! This one has been going in and out of stock and I’m hoping for a full re-stock after the sale. This is a sweater that’s worth full price!

5. Colorblock Knit Pullover

I love love LOVE this sweater! The color combo is absolute perfection. I can’t even imagine a more fun or perfect mix of colors! The one thing to note about this sweater is that it’s on the shorter size. I’m wearing a US 4 and it fits perfectly, but if I re-ordered, I might have sized up for a more oversized fit!

4. Studded Loafer Mule

One of my favorite pairs of mules is on sale and comes in 3 gorgeous colors! I got these this spring and love the unique detail of the studs! They also come in black leather and a gorgeous burgundy suede that is perfect for fall! These are the COMFIEST mules I own!!

3. Striped Top

This top was a top seller right around the end of June, beginning of July and it’s no wonder why! It was the perfect top for the 4th of July! This fun summer top fits like a body suit, but without the actual annoying body suit aspect because let’s be real…body suits are SO unrealistic…especially when you have to go to the bathroom!

2. Relaxed Tank

This is a great layering basic. It’s so soft and comfortable too! Pair it with a cardigan or jacket and easily dress it up or down! It’s currently available in 4 colors and just $20! Size up to be able to knot the front!

10. Castaway Striped Sweater

This sweet summertime sweater was top seller for the month of July by FAR. But it’s no wonder why…pastel stripes? Yes please! The great thing about this cutie is it is perfectly oversized, meaning you can wear it over leggings, as a dress, or tuck it in with denim shorts!

Easy Summer Style

Red Chiffon Shirt // Denim Cutoffs // Bag // Sunnies // Sandals

Taking a break from all the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale madness to share a sweet summertime look that I’ve actually been wearing! I’ve been so wrapped up in all of the fall goodies that it’s a nice change of pace to share an outfit I wore to dinner earlier this week!

When shopping this time of year, I always look for pieces that can be transitioned into cooler weather. I can imagine wearing this flirty top in the fall with distressed denim and booties. Another bonus with this top is it can be worn on or off the shoulder! This top has a lot to love about it, from the sleeves edged in ruffles to the the oversized ruffle at the top and all topped off with the cutest floral print.

I wore this combo out for date night on Monday. I definitely thought to my self once or twice that this would be an outfit I repeat multiple times. Anybody else have an outfit that is their go to?? I am all about easy summer style, and love pairing pretty, flirty tops with cutoffs!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: The $32 Top You Need

Look 1: Slouchy Pocket Henley Top (Now: $32 // After Sale: $49) // Shorts // Mules // Bag //

Look 2Slouchy Pocket Henley Top (Now: $32 // After Sale: $49) // BLANKNYC The Great Jones Raw Hem Skinny Jeans (Now: $59 // After Sale: $88) // BP Hooded Cardigan (Now: $46 // After Sale: $69) // Halogen Leopard Mules (Now: $65 // After Sale: $100 )

August is just around the corner and for me that means it’s time to start thinking back to school. With the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in full swing, it’s been the perfect time to stock up on some pieces for the classroom. The only problem is, I’m super impatient and want to wear all of my sale finds now! Anybody else struggle with waiting for it to cool off to wear your cool new back to school duds? This is something that hasn’t changed. I distinctly remember being in elementary school and pulling out my new denim and sweaters to wear on the first day despite the 80 to 90 degree temps. Impatient much? Please tell me I’m not the only one who did this!!

Luckily, while shopping the sale I’ve been able to snag pieces that I can wear now before transitioning into the classroom in the fall! This top in particular has been one of my favorite finds. I loved this one so much that I snagged it in a few colors! It’s light-weight enough to wear on a cooler summer evening, but pairs perfectly with denim and a cardi for the fall. This top is only $32 and one that has been overlooked during the Nsale as it’s still FULLY stocked in ALL sizes!

Wearing this cutie in a size small now with my favorite cutoffs and easy mules. Scroll down to see how I would wear it for a casual Friday at work! Looking for more summer to work Nsale outfits? Check out how I styled the cutest dress 3 ways here!

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10 Swimsuit Trends to Try This Summer!

Summer is in full swing and I don’t know about you, but I have been living in my swimsuits lately! There is nothing I love more than a cute suit and I love trying all of the hot swim trends! Today I am rounding up my favorite 10 swimsuit trends of the summer! You may notice that many of these trends overlap, and I know it may be a little late in the summer to share, but this is the best time to snag new suits because many are on sale!

To shop any piece, click the product images below each photo!

1. POLKA DOTS

Polka dots are such a fun and whimsy print! I am still looking for my “itsy bitsy teensy weensy yellow polka dot bikini” (or maybe just a cute yellow suit would do!), but for now, this fun red and pink option will do! It also comes in a one piece! Shop it below!

SHOP POLKA DOTS

2. RUFFLES

A cute suit is always better with a touch of ruffles! I picked this one up for my trip to Mexico this spring and it continues to be one of my favorites because of those fun ruffles! This suit comes from one of my favorite swimmie brands, Solid & Striped!

SHOP RUFFLES

3. SCOOPBACK 

Plunging scoopback one pieces are everywhere lately! It’s a great way to show off a little skin without showing off too much! I also love that I can pair it with shorts and it looks like a fab bodysuit!

SHOP SCOOPBACK

4. PALM PRINT

A cute palm print suit will always be my fave! This one is AMAZING! Only $14, but amazing quality, with adjustable straps and padding!

SHOP PALM PRINT

5. TIE TOP 

This is such a cute trend! I’ve been knotting all the hems of my tops, so why shouldn’t my kini tops be knotted too! From one pieces to two piece swimmies, this is one of my favorite newest trends! PS a cute kimono is the PERFECT cover up! Check out some gorgeous options here.

SHOP TIE TOPS

6. ONE SHOULDER 

 A one shoulder suit is so flattering! I especially love the one shoulder one pieces with the cutout middle (like pictured above). It’s a great way to try out a one piece as it gives the illusion of a two piece!

SHOP ONE SHOULDER

7. SMOCKING

I purchased a few smocked tops this year! I love that a smocked top doesn’t need padding because the smocking hides everything! This suit is by L*Space, but check out some other smocked cuties I am loving!

SHOP SMOCKED

8.OFF THE SHOULDER 

My favorite trend of the year, you might have noticed that many of these suits shared are off the shoulder! This trend has been around for a few years, but has seemed more popular than ever! I’ve gotten questions on alot of my off the shoulder tops on how to avoid weird tan lines. I always take the shoulder straps off and tuck them into the top and voile! A strapless suit to avoid weird tan lines!

SHOP OFF THE SHOULDER

9. HIGH WAISTED

This “trend” has been around for a few years now and I would say it’s here to stay! One of the most flattering fits, this is a great option if you feel uncomfortable in a two piece suit! Most of the suits I take on vacation with me are high waisted. This way I can eat allll the tacos on the beach I want, without feeling like I’m walking around showing off my taco baby afterwards!

SHOP HIGH WAISTED

1o. STRIPES

Stripes, stripes and more stripes…give me all the striped swimmies! I feel like the options of striped swimmies are endless this year! So many cute stripes! The ones I am loving the most? Bright rainbow stripes!

 

Last but not least, you can’t forget a cute pool float!

My newest hobby? Collecting pool floats. I’m not sure when the obsession began, but I just can’t say no to a cute float! Check out my faves below…some of which I own and some I will probably own before the end of summer…

SHOP FLOATS